What would happen if the world legalized theft?

What would happen if the whole wide world legalized theft and allowed thievery to happen?

Will the world be the same?

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  • Isn't California answering that very question right now? Roflmao.

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  • You would be a member of BLM or Antifa.

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  • Would be fine if they also legalized shooting people who were stealing your property like in texas. I hate thieves with a passion.

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    • I agree with wierd guy. If they legalized thievery they should legalized lethal force to robbers.

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  • Let women shoplift it’s their natural gatherer instinct

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  • thief is already legal, they dont prosecute people like the should and let criminals out of jail on a daily basis

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  • I would imagine everywhere would adopt the castle doctrine and at first there would be a lot of stealing and then when enough thieves get killed over shoes they would get a job like the rest of us.

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  • i'll steal your pp <3

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  • Anyone who wants to is welcome to steal from me. I'll even give you a free 7.62 or .357 for your troubles.

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  • I got evicted without notice and landlord than stole my bike. Cops didn't do anything even though they could have stopped the robber since it had only been an hour. They did nothing about it. Crime is legal. If it's not murder or robbing a bank nobody gives a shit.

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  • the government would scoff and say they were doin it before it was cool

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  • You can steal anything you want from almost anyone. You think t he cops care if your house or property gets burgled? Not unless you're rich. Theft is largely legal, wake up and realize that it's YOU that nobody cares is stolen from.

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  • I just want to sleep, and dream of becoming the only drug lord in history who has never killed anyone, and never been caught by the authorities. I want to sell that California chronic.

    ... but it should be legal to shoot thieves in the head, because I hate thieves.

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  • I would hope that it would as well be legal to shoot thieves in the face too.

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  • if the theft were legalized the theft would not exist

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  • Well, the question is a bit unclear and here’s why.

    Most jurisdictions don’t recognize any crime called “theft.” They recognize a number of crimes such as robbery, burglary, and larceny that people all commonly refer to as “theft.”

    So, which of these crimes specifically would be legalized? If just larceny, which is arguably the most straightforward of the “theft” crimes, it would be bad, but certainly not as bad as legalizing burglary and/or robbery which would also effectively allow people to break into other people’s homes/businesses and to steal from people using physical force/threats.

    However, it’s important to remember that most “theft” crimes, even in the case of simply just larceny, overlap significantly with other crimes that are usually committed in the process such as trespassing, breaking and entering, threatening, assault, fraud, forgery, or computer/hacking crimes. So even if robbery, burglary and larceny were all legalized it’s difficult (but not impossible) to commit any of these types of thefts without somehow committing some other crime in the process that the law could could still go after you for

    No matter what though, legalizing any/all of this is obviously a horrible idea. But exactly how horrible depends on a lot of things.

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    • More importantly, WHO is being burgled. I mean, stealing is stealing but WHO you steal from matters more.

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